20 Mar 2017
“Seeing him so happy just makes you feel good.”
Lee’s talking about his son, Corey, who’s seven and has hemiplegia down his left side as a result of a pre-natal stroke. For many years he’s had to watch his brother have all the video gaming fun, but now he’s absolutely loving playing FIFA independently.
“We used to give him a controller that wasn’t connected just so he felt involved,” said Lee. “I’d asked a few people about adapted controllers but no-one knew anything. Just by chance I went into a GAME store and one of the assistants mentioned SpecialEffect.”
Corey and his family came over to our games room and we created a special control setup for him that’s put him back into the game. He hasn’t looked back.
“He’s really enjoying it,” smiles Lee, “It’s given him a bit of independence to play the games himself. It’s something else he can do as his disability restricts him in so many other ways.”
“He likes playing FIFA, but he has to win!”
A real honour to be able to help, Corey, and we wish you many more hours of gaming magic. You’ve made us all smile with your infectious laugh!